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Perspective | For Caitlin Clark, an ugly stat sheet, a blowout loss and a WNBA lesson

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The thing about anticipation: It builds up hope. Just like it did ahead of Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut. The scores of fans inside Mohegan Sun Arena must have been anticipating the spectacular, something truly special, on Tuesday night. Why else buy those overpriced T-shirts that splashed Clark's name where the moniker of her professional team should have been? And why else drive hours to a casino located on the edge of Connecticut and fill up an arena that hasn't produced a home-opening sellout crowd in two decades?

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